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Chief Medical Information Officer

Provincial Health Services Authority – Medical and Academic Affairs

Vancouver, British Columbia

General Information

The Chief Medical Information Officer reports to the Vice President, Medical and Academic Affairs. This role works in collaboration with the Chief Clinical Information Officer (“CCIO”) to set direction and vision in the development and implementation of the Provincial Health Services Authority’s (PHSA) clinical information systems strategy that aligns with the priorities of PHSA.

The Chief Medical Information Officer works to advance the practice and profile of medical informatics at PHSA by participating on relevant local, regional and provincial advisory committees, exploring innovative opportunities to improve the interface between clinical practice and technology, and enabling the strategic use of analytics and clinical decision support technologies to advance patient safety and quality initiatives. This position works in collaboration with the organization’s Information Management/Information Technology Services group, the Provincial Digital Health Office, and the Medical Director of Virtual Health.

Specific Accountabilities

Medical Leadership

• Provides medical leadership to establish governance, structures and processes to support collaboration and integration between clinical informatics capabilities across PHSA as well as across Health Authorities.

• Provide leadership and direction to support medical staff and clinician adoption of implemented solutions through an understanding of clinical environment and workflows, which informs the selection, configuration and continual improvement of the clinical information tools that support care across Health Authorities and provincially.

• Leads the selection, orientation, coordination and ongoing development of the program Associate CMIOs.

Medical Expertise

• Reviews and is aware of clinical informatics trends, experiences and approaches, and develops strategies that apply basic theories, concepts and best practices for the development, implementation, sustainment and optimization of clinical information systems.

• Promotes the use of information technology and devices in the clinical setting to improve safety, quality, patient and family satisfaction, efficiency in delivery of care, integration with biomedical equipment and overall cost reduction.

• Represents the needs and requirements of medical staff across PHSA and serves as an advocate in promoting the use of information technology to assist medical staff and other clinicians in the delivery of high quality patient care while supporting quality improvement and research efforts.

• Determines areas in care where medical informatics should be improved to increase efficiency and effectiveness of care delivery and guide future technology needs.

Program Development

• Works collaboratively with IMITS and the Provincial Digital Health Office in the project planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of changes to clinical information systems supporting patient care and research activities ensuring quality and safety are incorporated throughout.

• Supports the development and implementation of digital health approaches to care delivery in collaboration with the Provincial Digital Health Office and the Medical Director of Virtual Health.

• Ensures active and effective change management and communications activities to support clinical information systems transformation.

Qualifications & Key Competencies

The successful candidate must have a Medical Doctor degree with current licensure or eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia, and 10+ years of experience in a senior leadership role. A Master’s Degree in Health Informatics, Health Care Administration, Business Administration, or a related field is preferred.

This opportunity calls for an accomplished medical leader conversant with the principles and practices of evidence-based care. You are fully capable of broad systems thinking and conceptualizing critical issues spanning organizational needs. With a demonstrated passion for Clinical Informatics, you have an appreciation for business and systems architecture, data integrity, data quality, core information and data standards and their applicability to clinical systems architecture and design.

Skills & Knowledge

• Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Site Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls calls for justice, and how they intersect across the health care system.

• Supports team members on their learning journey, ensuring education strategy for team/department to implement Indigenous Cultural Safety at a practical level.

• Works collaboratively with appropriate Indigenous teams/departments to ensure ICS lens applied holistically.

• Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).

• As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).


Applications, accompanied by a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and the name, title, rank and contact information of four references, should be directed to:

Kevin P.W. Wang

Advisor, Talent Acquisition – Physician Recruitment

To formally apply, please create a Health Match BC profile at https://www.healthmatchbc.org/Register.aspx and your account will then be assigned to one of the Health Match BC recruitment consultants. Please ensure that you upload your current CV and compose a message to indicate which position you are applying for and provide any supplemental documentation (ie,. Cover letter and references) for them to include in your formal application/referral.

About Provincial Health Services Authority

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

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